BRP announced that on July 17, 2021, there was a fire in the storage yard of the Juarez 2, Mexico facility. However, all employees on site were safely evacuated and there are no reported injuries. No damage was caused to the manufacturing facility, where side-by-side vehicles are produced. The company is now ready to resume production and is expecting to receive clearance from authorities by mid-week.
“I am pleased that all our employees are safe and followed our health and safety protocols,” stated José Boisjoli, President & CEO, BRP. “We appreciate the quick assistance of the firefighters, local businesses and authorities. We do not anticipate any material impact to our business.”
BRP is working with authorities and internal and external experts to determine the cause of this incident. The bad news is that some SSV units that were in the storage yard awaiting shipment to dealers were lost. At a time when units are already in short supply, approximately 6 days of production was lost in the fire.
“While we expect this incident will delay certain SSV deliveries, dealers and customers can be assured we are putting measures in place to mitigate its impact,” concludes Boisjoli.